Photo Inspiration: Door

We began by submitting photographs, and then held a vote to choose the picture for the challenge. These were the options:

And the winner:

The rules: Make a quilt inspired by the chosen picture. The finished quilt must be 32″ wide x 42″ long( + or – 1″). Due at the January 2018 meeting.

And… the quilts! 

Eight of them have been juried into the Ultimate Guild Challenge contest held at the AQS show in Grand Rapids, MI. Wish us luck!

Welcome to My Carribean Garden by JoAnna Fritz
Old and New by Kathy Heyderhof
Beyond the Door by Marianne Kayne
Stretch, Warp, Abstract by Chris Lynn Kirsch
Unlocked by Betty Lerner

 

Greek Isle Home by Sonja Pavlik
Behind Bars by Lori Schloesser
Alice Finds a Garden by Mary Clare Schuller
Paradise Beyond by Vicky Spiering
Keys to the Kingdom by Louise Sundquist
Open Door by Cindy Vick
by Vicki Wolf
Whimsical Door by Connie Yersin

Connie was at the show and took this picture of our first “National Quilt Show” exhibit!

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Anything Goes Challenge

Each participant chooses something: a block, a hunk of fabric, a small failed project, a piece of fabric they’ve dyed or painted – anything goes. This item is placed in a paper bag with some symbol recognizable only to the owner (the owner is not revealed until the end of the rounds), and they are all thrown in a pile on the floor. Everyone picks a new bag, opens it, and pictures are taken for future reference. New “owner” does something to it – anything goes. The exchange continues for 4 or 5 times with the originator getting her bag back. Only rule – no one can be upset about what anyone else does during their turn!

Bag A – Beginnings

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first round – Connie

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second round – Mary Claire

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third round – Louise

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fourth round – Betty

fifth round – Laura, belongs to Mary Jo

Bag B – Beginnings 

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first round – Chris

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second round – MaryJo

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third round – Vicky

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fourth round – Connie

fifth round – Lori, belongs to Betty

Betty’s finale!

Bag C – Beginnings

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first round – Vicky

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second round – Sonja

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third round – Vicki

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fourth round – Brenda

fifth round – Mary Clare, belongs to Lori

Lori’s finale #1

Lori’s finale #2

Bag D – Beginnings

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first round – Betty

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second round Lori

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third round – Chris

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fourth round – MaryJo

fifth round Vicki, belongs to Sonja

Bag E – Beginnings

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first round – Lori

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second round – Betty

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third round – Connie

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fourth round – Mary Clare

fifth round Chris, belongs to Vicky

Vicky’s finale!

Bag F – Beginnings

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first round – Laura

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second round – Connie

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third round – Sonja

fourth round Brenda, belongs to Chris

Chris’ finale!

Bag G – Beginnings

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first round – Vicki

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second round – Chris

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third round – Brenda

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fourth round – Louise

fifth round – Sonja, belongs to Laura

Laura’s Finale!

Bag H – Beginnings

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first round – Sonja

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second round – Mary Jo

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third round – Laura

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fourth round – Lori

fifth round Louise, belongs to Vicki

Bag I – Beginnings

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first round – MaryJo

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second round – Vicki

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third round – Betty

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fourth round – Laura

fifth round Vicky, belongs to Connie

Connie’s finale!

Bag J – Beginnings

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first round – Vicky

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second round – Lori

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fourth round – Chris

fifth round Mary Jo, belongs to Brenda

Bag K – Beginnings

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first round – Laura

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second round – MaryJo

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third round – Vicky

fourth round – Betty, belongs to Mary Clare

Bag L – Beginnings

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first round – Mary Clare

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second round – Vicki

third round – Connie, belongs to Louise

Louise’s finale!

Our First Threadbender’s Exhibit!

January, 2018 – The finished Anything Goes challenges quilts were displayed at Sew Much More in Waukesha.

This is the first of what we hope will be many Threadbender’s exhibits!